Animal Shelter

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Building closed; services by advance appointment only; staff on site daily.

4500 West Ox Road
Fairfax, VA 22030

Karen Diviney, Ph.D.,

Get Involved

Curious about how you can support our mission by volunteering in the shelter, taking a shelter pet home to foster them, or donating much-neededĀ supplies? Click on the links below to learn more!

Are you interested in hosting a supply drive, or are you curious about what type of donations the shelter can use? Maybe you'd like to know what our shelter dogs' favorite toys are, or what treats the shelter cats like the most? We've got a whole list ready!

Our foster families give hundreds of shelter pets a break each year, by taking them into their home. From tiny orphaned bottle baby kittens who need to be fed every two hours, to big rowdy dogs who just need to get out of the shelter for a bit, our fosters save lives every day! Want to become a foster? Click the link below to learn more.

We have over 400 very dedicated and compassionate volunteers who are here at the shelter in shifts every day of the year, from 8am to 8pm, tirelessly and lovingly caring for our shelter pets. Want to join us? Read more about our volunteer program needs!

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